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June 2, 2005

The Moral Deliberations of a 4 Year Old

My daughter, who turns four in a few weeks, stunned me today with her moral accumen. Since I was feeling unwell, we missed our usual afternoon swim and spent some time playing and watching TV. When an advertisment for a Batman cartoon came on, it elicited the following conversation. Me: Batman looks scary Her: He […]

My daughter, who turns four in a few weeks, stunned me today with her moral accumen. Since I was feeling unwell, we missed our usual afternoon swim and spent some time playing and watching TV. When an advertisment for a Batman cartoon came on, it elicited the following conversation.

Me: Batman looks scary
Her: He fights people
Me: Fighting is not good
Her: It’s OK papa, he only fights bad people.

I hate to sound like the bragging parent, but that is quite an interesting moral deliberation for one so young.

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